Jul 16, 2012 2:47am
Looking for rare 1949 broadcast...does it exist, and does anyone have it?
Looking for January 11, 1949 broadcast shown on all four US networks
The broadcast celebrated the opening of a new station in Pittsburgh called WDTV. It was technically a DuMont-owned station, but at the time it was the only station in the city and showed programs from all four networks.
In the special telecast, there were segments from each network:
The CBS segment featured Arthur Godfrey, some puppets, and Douglas Edwards doing the news;
DuMont's segment featured Ted Steele and his orchestra;
NBC's segment featured "Mr Television" himself, Milton Berle;
ABC's segment featured a mystery drama called "Stand By for Crime".
If a copy of this telecast exists, I'd love to see it due to its* historical value. Does anyone have it?
*I can never remember whether it is "its" or "it's". I've been told dozens of times and can still never rememeber....yet if you asked me, I could name many current US TV networks of today, including NBC, CBS, ABC, FOX, The CW, Me TV, Ion, Univision, Telemundo, Azteca America, TBN, TBN Enlance (or something like that), PBS, This TV, DW, EWTV, qubo.....and I'm not even American!